TV Show Spotlight: A Young Doctor’s Notebook

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I want to talk about a mini-series you’ve probably never heard about until now. To be honest, I hadn’t known about it as well. The show came to me by surprise, so let’s see if it is any good!

 

What is it about?
Daniel Radcliff plays the eponymous young doctor who just finished medical school and is sent to the middle of nowhere to run a tiny hospital.  The show chronicles his first years there and most importantly shows the doctor (now several years older and struggling) looking back on his life.

 

Why should you check it out?
Let me tell you straight away: the show is a little weird. It has a rather dark and gloomy look and often deals with rather serious topics. However, I hadn’t expected to find so much humor in this show. But for some reason it works out just fine! Continue reading

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TV Show Spotlight: The Lava Field

Hey guys!
Today I have something very unusual. In 2014 an impressive mini-TV-series was produced in Iceland. Well, I can’t let you miss out on this gem!

(Unfortunately I could only find a German trailer, but you get the picture)

 

What is it about?
Detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called to a crime scene. What at first appears to be a suicide soon raises many questions. Far more people have a connection to this murder than anyone would have believed. The investigations become dangerous not only to Runarsson, but also to his family…

 

Why should you check it out?
I stumbled upon this one completely by surprise but I have to admit those guys up North really know how to make a good thriller. The plot is gripping, fascinating and really pulls you in. We dive into the unknown depths of the Icelandic underground and are left with a crime story that goes under your skin. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Ash vs. Evil Dead

Hey guys!
I’ve already mentioned this show before but so far neglected to give it a proper introduction. So let me present to you: Ash vs. Evil Dead, a comedy horror show developed by Sam Raimi and based on his homonymous movie series!

 

What is it about?
Our good old friend Ash (played by Bruce Campbell) is living a pretty decent life when all of sudden (because he did something stupid) the Evil Dead show up again, more 30 years after their last encounter. Well, as we all know, Ash is just THE man to stop them…

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TV Show Spotlight: The Crown

Hey guys!
Today I’ll present an amazing new TV show that completely blew me away. The Crown is one of Netflix’s amazing insider tips that are always worth checking out!

 

What is it about?
The Crown is a biographical drama that depicts the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The first season covers events up to the year 1955. However, a total of six seasons is planned, taking the story until today.
We get so see her political decision but also her private life and struggles. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Firefly

Hello Folks!
Today’s post is about one of those amazing shows that for some reason never lived to see a second season. There are only 14 episodes (and one movie, but more about that in another post) of Firefly but by now it’s reached 100% cult status.

 

What is it about?
I guess the best way to describe Firefly is as hell of ride. It’s a space western drama that follows the adventures of the Serenity (a Firefly space ship) and its crew. While they are operating on the darker side, making a living mostly with smuggling, things get spiced up when two new and mysterious guests join them on the ship… Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Black Mirror

Hello my lovely readers!
Well, Black Mirror is another one of those amazing shows I was super late to check out. However, after episode one I was hooked! So let’s see what Back Mirror is about!

 

What is it about?
This question is not that easy to answer. Each episode has a different theme and tells a different story. They are loosely connected by the fact that technology  plays an integral part. Furthermore, there’s always a rather dark aspect to every episode that will make you question some stuff… Continue reading